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GFVGA Visits DC to Discuss NAFTA Issues

Tuesday, September 11, 2018   (0 Comments)
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GFVGA Executive Director Charles Hall and Florida Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association Executive Director Mike Stuart are in Washington, DC this week expressing opposition to proposed NAFTA trade terms.

Hall and Stuart will visit Georgia and Florida congressional offices to share negative effects the proposed NAFTA deal will have on Southeastern produce growers. Hall will also share this letter, sent to Georgia congressional members from Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black.

“The Mexico-NAFTA trade proposal in route to Congress is unacceptable in my view,” said Black. “The action taken by the Administration to abandon seasonal protection for fresh fruit, vegetable and pecan producers is tantamount to distributing U.S. government printed “going out of business” signs across a substantial part of rural Georgia and the Southeast.”

After meeting with members of congress and staff, Hall will formally request support from delegation to stand with GFVGA and oppose the NAFTA terms.

GFVGA will continue to update members as NAFTA and other legislative issues develop.

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